Fighting continues in northern Syria
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/28/19, 10:25 am
Mortars are flying in northern Syria, but Turkey insists it is only firing in self-defense and upholding the Oct. 17 cease-fire agreement. Dave Eubank with the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers said he escaped a Turkish attack this weekend in the village of Soda, where drone strikes wounded Kurds.
What did the cease-fire accomplish? The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are withdrawing from northern Syria, something the Turks have wanted for a long time. Russian and Syrian government troops are moving in to secure the border with Turkey. So it’s unclear why Turkish bombs continue to fall, particularly in civilian areas.
Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report in the latest issue of WORLD Magazine on the human toll of continued fighting in the region.
Read more from The Sift Sign up for The Sift email